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Chile’s Salas Retires

Posted on: November 30, 2008

SANTIAGO: Chile’s all-time leading international scorer Marcelo Salas (pic) is retiring from football.

The 33-year-old Salas scored 37 goals in 70 appearances for Chile, including two against Uruguay in a 2-2 draw in World Cup qualifying in November last year.

Salas spent five season in Italy with Lazio and Juventus between 1998-2003, before joining Argentine club River Plate for a second spell.

He spent the last four years with native club Universidad de Chile, where he started his career.

“Marcelo played his last professional match last Sunday,” Universidad president Federico Valdes said Friday after a long conversation with the player.

New Straits Times

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Chile’s Salas Retires

Posted on: November 30, 2008

SANTIAGO: Chile’s all-time leading international scorer Marcelo Salas (pic) is retiring from football.

The 33-year-old Salas scored 37 goals in 70 appearances for Chile, including two against Uruguay in a 2-2 draw in World Cup qualifying in November last year.

Salas spent five season in Italy with Lazio and Juventus between 1998-2003, before joining Argentine club River Plate for a second spell.

He spent the last four years with native club Universidad de Chile, where he started his career.

“Marcelo played his last professional match last Sunday,” Universidad president Federico Valdes said Friday after a long conversation with the player.

New Straits Times

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